NBC’s The Wiz Live! Will Feature Brand-New Tune

The Wiz Live!

A spokesperson for NBC confirmed to Playbill.com that the currently untitled tune was penned by Ne-Yo, who will play the Tin Man; Elijah Kelley, who is cast as the Scarecrow; music producer Harvey Mason, Jr.; and Tony winner Stephen Oremus, who is the music director for the live production. The song will be performed by the characters of Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. As previously reported, the cast is headed by Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Queen Latifah as The Wiz, Mary J. Blige as Evillene, David Alan Grier as Cowardly Lion, Uzo Aduba as Glinda, Amber Riley as Addaperle, Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em, Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow, Common as Bouncer and Ne-Yo as Tin Man.

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